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Mon, Mar 16, 2020 2-minute read

Having a website that I could use for myself was something that I always thought was a good idea. Budgeting time to create a website for yourself is easier said than done.

I moved recently(ish) to the Bay Area. Since moving, it has been non-stop between crisises and work.

In the past few months, we have dealt with the possiblility of starting World War III with Iran, and Forced power outages as a result of wildfires. We have now moved into full pandemic mode.

The county that I live in currently has issued a shelter in place due to COVID-19. Times are a bit uncertain as a result. A silver-lining to this is because we can’t be out and about, is I have time to finally start my website/blog/whatever this is.

I wanted to take this project on because there are a few things that I was wanting to learn a bit more about through having to use it. I personally find that I learn best through hands on experience.

One reason for this project is to expose myself a bit more to writing Go (Which is why I chose Hugo for this project) and the other is working with Travis CI. Usually when writing scripts I like to work with Python or Bash. I have heard a lot of good things about Golang in regards to the speed for backend systems and wanted to learn a bit more. Also quite a few people use Jekyll for static websites and I wanted to go with something different. Additionally I have worked a bit with Jenkins for CI/CD but wanted to try some other CI/CD tools out (whether it ends up being Travis CI or Circle CI).

The future may be a bit shaky and uncertain and I may be stressed out due to COVID-19 and the economy, but at least I got my website started.